In a home that is not insulated this number drops to 35 per cent because heat escapes through the walls, floor and ceiling as well.
This is why it's important to know the difference between curtains that are doing the job, and curtains that aren't.
How you can tell if your curtains are working properly:
Thermal / Thermal-backed curtains vs heavy lined / double layered curtains
Which ones work better and why?
Consumer NZ recently completed a study that tested thermal / thermal backed curtains and heavy lined/ double layered curtains.
" You might have expected the thermal curtains would perform better, but the extra layer of fabric in the pricier heavy lined curtains make them better insulators. If you are getting fitted curtains, opt for floor-length as they keep heat in better than ones that sit on the sill". Says Consumer NZ.
If you are not sure if your curtains are doing a good job of keeping the warm in and the cold out and have a Community Services Cardholder living in your home or household, get in touch.
We will replace all your curtains with up-cycled heavy lined / double layered ones for free.
For more information, head to: https://sustaintrust.org.nz/pages/free-curtains
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